The Japanese consumer electronics giant has this morning announced two new tablet computers to rival the Apple iPad and other popular devices.

The S1 is designed with "rich media entertainment" in mind, while the S2 has "mobile communication and entertainment" as its focus. The former looks similar to an iPad, with a large display and sleek black casing. The S2 carries a clamshell style similar to the Nintendo DS. They are powered by Android 3.

Both devices are PlayStation-Certified and will provide access to the PlayStation Suite. In addition, Sony's on-demand music service Qriocity will be accessible alongside Sony's bookshop, Reader Store.

Sony's also confirmed that both devices can interface with Bravia televisions. They are due out in the Autumn. Hit the jump for a video teaser.